Aphthous ulcer history and symptoms

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Common Symptoms

The first symptom of an aphthous ulcer is usually a tingling or burning sensation that you feel before other symptoms develop. The following symptoms may then occur:

  • Painful, red spot or bump that develops into an open ulcer
    • Center is colored white or yellow
    • Usually small (under 1 cm) but occasionally larger
    • Single bump or group of bumps (crops)
  • Sore may turn gray just before starting to heal
  • Pain decreases in 7 to 10 days, with complete healing in 1 to 3 weeks.
  • Particularly large ulcers (greater than 1 cm in diameter) often take longer to heal (2 to 4 weeks). Occasionally, a severe occurrence may be accompanied by nonspecific symptoms of illness, such as fever.
  • Canker sores often return.

Less Common Symptoms

Less common symptoms of Aphthous ulcers include:


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